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What is dependency 

The dependency process is the court process for families that are involved with Department of Child Safety (DCS). The dependency process begins when a child has been removed from the home because there has been an allegation of abuse, neglect, or abandonment. A dependency petition must be filed within 72 hours of the child's removal in order for the dependency process to continue.

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Who is Involved

What hearings will be held

How does the case end


Dependency Court Process Video - English Version

Dependency Court Process Video - Spanish Version


What is a Dependency Booklet - English Version

What is a Dependency Booklet - Spanish Version

View Dependency Flowchart


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